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Torrential showers,
vanilla honey scent and whispered poems—
when the world’s half asleep
and the clouds dissipate into a thousand pieces,
these are moments when I want to feel again, to recount
grip and sighs and steam.
His mouth is as soft as November fields,
as autumnal gossamer,
as russet tapestries darting across contours and curves;
no matter what I do, I cannot stop thinking,
wheatish skin susceptible to ache that burns inside of him,
sometimes calm like a glass flat sea
and at other wild as windswept trees,
I almost gasp at the intensity of it.

I recognize the feeling,
the disarming allure of fuchsia, of handwritten notes
and soft goodnights— dirt is dirt
but then again so is scent,
arousing everything there is in sight,
I could easily become lost
were it not for image etched into subconscious—
he has that look that tells me everything without him needing
to say a word,
silence exchanged in a heartbeat;
tell me, am I the stranger you always knew you’d find?
Bergamot dew,
humility of evening prayers,
memory is something we feel right there in the moment.

 

 

 

Photo credits: Rocky mountains by Joshua Woroniecki, Unsplash

Laura hosts at dVerse and invites us to write a poem recalling some
specific thing
from the past or more generally about what evokes a
memory. Come join us! 💝

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Comments

  1. Ingrid says:

    This is intensely beautiful and enchanting, Sanaa! So many favourite lines:

    ‘vanilla honey scent and whispered poems—
    when the world’s half asleep’

    – these words are so soothing, like a lullaby: dreamy 🥰

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ingrid 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  2. I agree with Ingrdi above and those honeyed lines I wish I’d written!

    A super sensual poem which ends with a bang!
    “Bergamot dew,
    humility of evening prayers,
    memory is something we feel right there in the moment.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, my dearest Laura 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🌹

  3. Ron Rowland says:

    I’m entranced by “memory is something we feel right there in the moment.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ron 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  4. Sarah Connor says:

    I was going to pick out a favourite line and then there were so many it got silly. I love your use of scent here, Sanaa, and that autumnal semantic field. Lush and romantic.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sarah 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  5. “Tell me, am I the stranger you always knew you’f find” really hooked me. Only once was I that stranger, and the bonding has endured the decades.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  6. Ain Starlingsson says:

    I really do love poetry about nature. Wonderful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ain 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  7. I love how you describe so well that ineffable, feeling, that “silence exchanged in a heartbeat,” when we recognize a memory while steeped in a moment with one we love! 💞

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, my dearest Tricia 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  8. Brendan says:

    A person could get drunk on a poem like this. What a whiff of rapture. It makes recall everything.

    1. Sanaa says:

      That is such high praise! Thank you so much, Brendan 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  9. rob kistner says:

    This is beautiful, sensuous, urgent, and so wonderfully engaging! So very rich with sensory images. You do not disappoint Sanaa — wow.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! Thank you so much, Rob 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  10. Such a great intense and sensual poem. You have shared these feeling so well. Love is the very best memory one can experience!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dwight 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  11. dirt is dirt
    but then again so is scent,

    memory is something we feel right there in the moment.

    Ingeniously beautiful (as usual), Sanaa.

    <3
    David

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, David 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  12. Linda Lee Lyberg says:

    Sanaa- your words always delight and this poem especially so.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Linda 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  13. Mary Hood says:

    “tell me, am I the stranger you always knew you’d find?”
    Wow!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mary 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

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